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Issue 155 June 28, 2003

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Hello from Barbara's Entourage

Individual Independence

Four of my grandchildren have played soccer for years. One of them has gone on to football, but the other three are still avid players! Tonight, I watched one of the grandson's walk with thousands of youths in the Alabama Sports Festival, a mini-Olympics-type gathering for youths of Alabama who participate in many sports. My grandson (you guessed it!) is in a soccer tournament this weekend.

As I saw these children marching in that center, waving those American flags, with smiles on their faces, I saw America as she could be - carefree and happy, without a trouble on the horizon. But, that's not to be, for we are a nation with troubles - death from suicides, murder, abortion and terrorism; a nation in trouble, spiritually, because we've left God behind for 'bigger and better things'. We've left God out of schools and out of our lives. We've taken out the pages of the WORD, and replaced them with laws that give man privileges than God never intended us to have. In other words, we've forgotten who GOD really is!

The Fourth of July is coming up this next weekend. We call it Independence Day, the celebration of the birth of our nation. Spiritually, there is an Independence Day - the day of our salvation and our separation from the powers of satan. He no longer has control of your life, unless you give it to him. The Holy Spirit now resides within, and through His power, you can deal with all things that the enemy sends your way.

Just as those athletes were free tonight, each of us can be free in Christ Jesus, when we make Him Lord of our life. Independence can be yours today; just follow Jesus from this day forward!

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

All Scriptures are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. ©Copyright June 28, 2003 by Barbara Sanders. All rights reserved.

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Devotionals at Barbara's Entourage this week!

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Truths - Self-Evident

Weekly Archives Devotions can be found at Master Archives.


Miss a day of Daily Dose this week?
Daily Dose of God's Word June 23-27, 2003

What's Your Problem?
Find Yourself Fizzling?
Search My Heart, Lord
Making Choices

Visit Daily Dose archives to read past devotions at Barbara's Entourage.



Fire In The Belfry

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I'm going by the upper road, for that
still holds the sun,
I'm climbing through night's pastures where
the starry rivers run:
If you should think to see me in my
old dark abode,
You'll find this writing in the door,
"He's on the Upper Road."

--Streams In The Desert

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Featured links found in the many pages of Barbara's Entourage!

Patriotism Is Alive In America

America, Land Of The Free

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Accustom yourself gradually to carry Prayer into all your daily occupation -- speak, act, work in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be.
-- François Fénelon

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Christian friends sharing their faith on the Net!

Marvelicious Independence Day


Father's House: A Christian Worship Experience at Peggie's Place

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Interesting Christian Articles found on the Web:

Slain Pastor a Man Of God

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From Around The Web

Revolutionary Ribs

1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
2 tbsps. five-spice powder
1 tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. salt
6 lbs. pork back ribs

Mix sugar, spices and salt in small bowl until well combined. Rub over all surfaces of ribs. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Prepare grill with a banked medium-hot fire or turn on one side of a gas grill. Place ribs upright in a rib rack over indirect heat. Cover grill and grill for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until ribs are tender and meat thermometer registers at least 160°F. Remove from grill.
Serves 12

Marvelicious Independence Day

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Joy, Humor, and Faith on the net!


A - Always trust them to God's care
B - Bring them to church
C - Challenge them to high goals
D - Delight in their achievements
E - Exalt the Lord in their presence
F - Frown on evil
G - Give them love
H - Hear their problems
I - Ignore not their childish fears
J - Joyfully accept their apologies
K - Keep their confidence
L - Live a good example before them
M - Make them your friends
N - Never ignore their endless questions
O - Open your home to their visits
P - Pray for them by name
Q - Quicken your interest in their spirituality
R - Remember their needs
S - Show them the way of salvation
T - Teach them to work
U - Understand they are still young
V - Verify your statements
W - Wean them from bad company
X - eXpect them to obey
Y - Yearn for God's best for them
Z - Zealously guide them in biblical truth
-- Author Unknown

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The Seven Wonders of the World

A group of students was asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn't turned in her paper yet, so she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help." The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

4. TO HEAR."

She hesitated a little, and then added,


The room was so full of silence you could have heard a pin drop. Those things we overlook as simple and ordinary are truly wondrous. This is a gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be bought...but are gifts from above. (James 1:17)

Mikey's Funnies

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A word or two from ......

FaithNews Network

MOBILE, Ala.--Mrs. Meta Willis, longtime member of Indian Springs Church of God (now Pathway Temple), is one of 15 women 75 years old or more who are featured in the book Golden Wisdom for Today’s Woman: Treasured Portraits of Faith, by author Barbara Sims.

Read the full story: Church of God Woman Featured in Book

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Duty Towards Myself


  • Pious thoughts, read, meditated upon, and sometimes written.
  • Books that elevate and excite love for all that is good and lovely.
  • Conversations that refresh, rejoice and cheer; walks that expand the mind, as well as strengthen the body.

By Charlotte M. Yonge - 1880

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That's a Roundup from Barbara's Entourage for this week.
"Head knowledge makes you smart; heart knowledge makes you HIS!"



Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

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